There has been a long standing positive, close relationship between the USA and Israel. Both countries have been benefiting from each other both militarily and economically ever since Israel was founded in 1948.
Now it seems that dentists in the two nations have decided to develop a closer, collaborative relationship.
One aspect of this partnership takes the form of raising money to help for the Jerusalem Dental Centre for Children. The latter is a not for profit organisation that treats and promotes preventive oral health for people living in Jerusalem and the wider country.
One of the main promoters of this new relationship is a Beverly Hills dentist, Dr. Frey who worked in Israel during the 1990s. He was so overwhelmed by his experience of too many suffering poor oral health but unable to afford treatment, he vowed to do something to help.
Dr. Frey told reporters: “There wasn’t a place that was providing quality dentistry for low-income patients.”
As such, he helped raise money to develop the Jerusalem Dental Centre for Children. Since then it hasn’t looked back.
For instance, at the beginning of December last year Dr. Frey organised a benefit night in his home town to raise money for the centre. Many of those attending were also Dr. Frey’s patients who wanted to help out by raising much needed funds.
Dentists in the USA are known nowadays for their altruism. While some have got involved in schemes to help underprivileged or underserved people in the USA or in very poor parts of the world, this is perhaps the first venture in another relatively prosperous nation.